What You Can Give

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Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.

Cash

One of the most common ways to make a gift to the Air Force Academy through the USAFA Endowment is to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.

Stocks & Bonds

Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting the Air Force Academy through the USAFA Endowment.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield you or your heirs from taxes while funding the Air Force Academy's future.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to the USAFA Endowment.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support the USAFA Endowment. Prospective donations must adhere to the USAFA Endowment gift acceptance policy.

Account Beneficiary Designations

An attractive option is to designate the USAFA Endowment as the future recipient of some or all of what’s left in various accounts you currently hold.